• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Oliver out as Hearts deteriorate further

Gary Oliver, the Hearts striker, has been ruled out for three weeks after suffering a leg injury in the defeat by Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday.

The teenager joins a litany of players on the sidelines at Tynecastle, with such as Ryan Stevenson ruled out with a hamstring tear and Danny Wilson playing on despite shin splints.

Jamie Walker, the highly-rated attacking midfielder, is also struggling for fitness having gone off early at the weekend with an Achilles problem. His situation will be monitored ahead of a trip to face Celtic this weekend.

"Gary got a kick early doors in the Inverness match and now his leg has flared up," said Gary Locke, the Hearts manager. "It's another blow, we've certainly not had the best luck with injuries recently. The striking department is paper thin at the best of times."

Contextual targeting label: 
Football

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

201034